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By sanguinearocks101
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I saw some deformed traps coming up on my vft and upon inspecting further I noticed tiny white bugs. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what they could be and how to kill them? Would insecticidal soap work?
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By That one plant boi
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Kind of hard to tell what it is, but I would simply try neem oil before a possible infestation breaks out.

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By That one plant boi
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I'm not sure about using soap. I've heard that CP's react negatively to it, but I'm not entirely sure.

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By ChefDean
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We're vicariously finding out that VFT's are pretty tough when it comes to insecticides. I can't find BioAdvanced 3 in 1 (formerly Bayer 3 in 1) in a hand held sprayer anywhere, but I'm using Ortho 3 in one. Basically the same thing. A topical, a systemic, and a sulphur based anti-fungal.
Light, and I mean light, spray once or twice a week and you can usually control the critters in a few weeks.
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By Artchic528
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Mosquito dunks for ponds and such are great for getting rid of unwanted insects in your substrate.
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